Stakeholders discuss preparations for the 21st Mindanao Business Conference

The heads of the Mindanao Energy Power Alliance (right), the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives, and other business support organizations are convening in a roundtable discussion with Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and senior energy officials to discuss private sector recommendations for a sustainable power supply, in the run-up to the 21st Mindanao Business Conference to be held August 2-4 in Butuan City. The series of high-level economic policy roundtables at the Traders Hotel in Manila, which focused on strengthening Mindanao’s competitiveness in agriculture, mining and transport in addition to energy, was organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program, which is implemented under the oversight of MinDA. (GEM/PIA-Caraga)